Since it goes 60+ mph, I use it frequently for highway (R lane only) commuting. It is legal to take it on interstates in Texas. In fact, I prefer it for medium length trips of 50 miles or so on the highway to San Antonio usually because of the excellent mileage. I don't think of it as a toy...just a small displacement motorcycle. For shopping trips, I have scooters I use, and for long interstate trips or when I am in a hurry, I take a faster motorcycle. If I couldn't take it on the interstate, I would sell it though cause that's how I generally get from one side of town to the other. It is more versatile than some are giving it credit for, at least for me.